Piacere Mio means my pleasure in Italian, and it fits so well as it’s the teams great pleasure to delight guests with incredible food and service.

Piacere Mio, like every great idea started with a spark of passion, a pinch of serendipity and a plate full of dedication.

Owner operators Francisco Perez and Chef Jose Marquez have transformed Piacere Mio into a restaurant that feels like a home. Unlike magicians, their secrets are visible to anyone who visits. There are no tricks up their sleeves, just hearts of gold with a splash of brandy tomato sauce and home-made coconut limoncello.

Piacere Mio serves an authentic Italian cuisine inspired by the many regions of Italy with a focus on Sicilian dishes infused with chef Jose’s creative vision.

Chef Jose started his ground up education in the kitchen in Mexico and in 1997 as a true student of the craft moved his way through the kitchen from dishwasher to dining room as a beloved Chef. His passion, creativity and kindness is always on display as he put his guest first (after all its his pleasure).

Francisco has been in the restaurant industry since he came to the US in 1998. After managing many well-known and established Chicago restaurants his dream was to one day own his own place.  What started off as a hobby in the restaurant industry became a passion for providing memorable experiences around great food.

Israel Hernandez has over 20 years of experience in managing restaurants like Gibsons. He is also part owner of Piacere Mio Restaurant.

Locals and regulars consider Piacere Mio the best Italian restaurant in the area. They love the home-made pastas, bread, focaccia and deserts.

Roasted pepper and chorizo orzo salad includes red peppers, red onion, chorizo, cherry tomatoes, and orzo pasta.


Welcome to our Italian Restaurant. In the vein of a traditional Italian restaurant as a casual, local gathering place for food, friends and wine, our menu reflects Italian country food inspired by regional ingredients.


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I was there for a special 4 course Tuscan diner with wine pairings (and a talk with the Tuscan wine producer), and dessert. One of the best meals I have had in a long time for an amazing value. Everything was perfectly prepared. And the regular menu is some of the best Italian cuisine in the Chicagoland area at an affordable price. I will keep coming back.

Ken P

The food at Piacere Mio is excellent…starting off with their riff on hummus, but Italian style…the best caponata I’ve ever had…very good pasta dishes…nice Italian wine list…a hidden gem in Forest Park

Ernie M

My friends and I absolutely loved this new restaurant! The menu was spectacular- so many outstanding dishes to choose from. Service and staff were so, so helpful with ordering and throughout the dinner. Prices were fair for the delicious food we were served. We will definitely be back!!


Piacere Mio
7636 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130

(708) 366 4010
Opening hours

Dine In  –  Take Out

Monday – Thursday

4pm – 9:00pm


4pm – 10:00pm


11am – 10:00pm


11am – 9:00pm